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Author summary Interrupting SARS-CoV-2 transmission is a major goal of non-pharmaceutical interventions designed to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To support these...

Author summary Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare vascular genetic disease leading to life-threatening arterial and colonic fragility in young adulthood. We created...

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    New research on #EhlersDanlos syndrome: Legrand et al use a new knock-in #mouse model to test antihypertensive therapeutic strategies, finding one improves survival #genetics #RareDisease https://t.co/4pXCBs3XZA - view on twitter

Author summary Fungal skin infections known as ringworm or dermatophytosis affect billions of humans and animals worldwide. Normally the disease is self-limiting in affected...

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    New research on Persian #cats: Myers et al find #genetic variants in the breed related to the incidence of #ringworm These mutations change the antimicrobial protein calprotectin, which may defend against other #pathogens https://t.co/pYDL6C30yq - view on twitter

Internet use disorder (IUD) is generally conceptualized as a fast-growing behavioral addiction. Several structural and functional brain alterations have been revealed in this condition,...

Loading metrics Perrine Janiaud, Michael Dayan, Valentin Amrhein, Radoslaw Panczak, Patricia M. Palagi, Lars G. Hemkens, Meike Ramon, Nicolas Rothen, Stephen Senn, Eva Furrer,...

Background Environmental exposures account for a growing proportion of global mortality. Large cohort studies are needed to characterize the independent impact of environmental exposures...

Author summary Vision is mediated by two types of light-sensing cells named rod and cone photoreceptors in animal eyes. Abnormal generation, dysfunction or death...

Background Environmental exposures account for a growing proportion of global mortality. Large cohort studies are needed to characterize the independent impact of environmental exposures...

Author summary Pathogens must express their virulence genes at precisely the right time to cause disease. Here, we identify a novel small protein that...

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    New research on #Salmonella virulence: Salvail et al identify a new protein that governs a critical virulence program They show how a horizontally acquired gene can control ancestral regulators to time #virulence programs https://t.co/ZjE06si4AN - view on twitter

Author summary As of November 2021, more than five million people have died due to COVID-19. Although vaccinations provide good protection, it is important...

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    New #COVID research: Palmos et al use Mendelian randomization to find 14 proteins causally associated with severe #COVID19 These proteins may represent new #biomarkers for risk prediction #genetics #Covid_19 https://t.co/vVc0TyNfPG - view on twitter